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incumbent
used in The Scarlet Letter

2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
the incumbent governor
Definition the person who currently holds an official position
  • Much and deservedly to my own discredit, therefore, and considerably to the detriment of my official conscience, they continued, during my incumbency, to creep about the wharves, and loiter up and down the Custom-House steps.
    Introductory (27% in)

There are no more uses of "incumbent" flagged with this meaning in The Scarlet Letter.

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  • It is essential, in order to form a complete estimate of the advantages of official life, to view the incumbent at the in-coming of a hostile administration.
    Introductory (89% in)

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